Reactions have trailed the emergence of Abiodun Oyebanji as the winner of the governorship election in Ekiti State.
Oyebanji, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the election, who won 15 out of the 16 Local Government Areas of the state gathered 187,057 votes.
The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Segun Oni came second with 82,211, while the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Bisi Kolawole gathered 67,457 votes.
The returning officer for the election, Professor Kayode Oyebode at 3:04 am on Sunday declared Oyebanji the winner of the governorship election.
A total of 16 candidates took part in the election. The total valid votes in the election were 351,865, void votes, 8,888 and total votes cast, 360,753.
However, some Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging platform, Twitter to express their views regarding Oyebanji’s emergence as the new governor of Ekiti state.
See some of the reactions below.
Hope it’s not tinubu that helped you Mr Biodun Oyebanji ,cause I won’t be happy they start calling you Eleyi or fila elemu ( palm tapper cap).,Ekiti people get pride oh..Congratulations sir 🙌🏿
— Jide Adeyemi (@CEO_JAC) June 19, 2022
Congratulations to APC in Ekiti and Kudos to Kayode Fayemi, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other players who made the victory of Biodun Oyebanji a reality. APC will also win Osun with Tinubu’s influence and I believe Oyo State might be all to play for ,with Southwest voting APC in 2023. pic.twitter.com/u3jwzD42PF
— ᴏnowvo_ᴏᴍᴀsᴏʀᴏ ᴀʟɪ ᴏᴠɪᴇ ™☤🇳🇬 (@OvieNews) June 18, 2022
Watch out, DEMOCRACY IN DANGER will trend again now that APC Biodun Oyebanji has won Ekiti state Governorship election
Ndi Ara everywhere 😔 😔🤣
— David Offor (@DavidsOffor) June 19, 2022
Before the voting started yesterday, everybody was singing Segun Oni's name. When they saw 10k, the music changed. We're still not ready for change in this country. Our politicians understands that hungry is a driving force. Fayose Biodun Oyebanji #EkitiDecides
— Labi (@owoladele) June 19, 2022
Congratulations to Biodun Oyebanji, who is the winner in the just concluded Ekiti elections. This is just a start of success in the coming elections for APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and his team. Congratulations to all APC and people of Ekiti State. Osun state loading….
— Mattsal (@mattsalako706) June 19, 2022
Former Ekiti Governor Segun Oni of the SDP garnered 80,411 votes even as he lost his LG to Biodun Oyebanji of the APC. SDP losing to APC with a vote margin of 106,646 does not show it was much of a battle as pundits had projected. It was a smooth run for APC. #EkitiDecides2022
— Oluwatomisin Amokeoja (@TomisinAmokeoja) June 19, 2022
OFFICIAL: Our gubernatorial candidate, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji has emerged winner of the June 18th Ekiti State governorship election with a total number 187,057 votes. Congratulations the good people of Ekiti! The APC, a party for Nigerians and Nigeria!
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) June 19, 2022
Congratulations Gov-Elect Biodun Oyebanji, Congratulations APC @OfficialAPCNg. We were never in doubt APC was going to win, we only wanted to know what positions the other two parties will get. Don't joke with the Tinubu Effect 😎#BAT2023#TINUBU2023 pic.twitter.com/f0sCIwEWtz
— segilola (@segilolaa) June 19, 2022